Munich capitulation plan for Ukraine
The Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine (CGDU) addressed a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Francois-Philippe Champagne in which were stressed the dangers to the world order in an unofficial peace plan proposed at the Munich Security Conference-2020. “12 Steps Toward Greater Security of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region” was authored by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG), including the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs. CGDU believes that Canada, as a model of Western democracy, should be at the forefront of progressive peacekeeping forces of the world, to jointly achieve the end of the Russian war against Ukraine. At the end, the points that the Group proposes to include in the plan are presented.
The recent Munich Security Conference, with the participation of a number of the world’s leading powers, testifies to the fact that Europe is provoking new armed conflicts by playing Russia’s – the aggressor’s game. This Munich conference has a parallel with the sinister Munich-1938 when, with the agreement of the United Kingdom and France, Nazi Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia. This led to World War II in which 55 million people died, 90 million were disabled and much of Europe was destroyed.
On February 14, 2020, Munich again became the center of a new political sale, where at the 56th Security Conference, a plan “12 Steps Toward Greater Security of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region” was presented by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG), including the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs. In fact, this document is a blueprint for Ukraine’s surrender, since Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine has been called “the conflict in and around Ukraine.” At this point it is worth remembering that as a result of such “conflicts” the Russian Federation has occupied 20% of the territory of Georgia,11% of Moldova, 7.2% of Ukraine.
The following proposals in the document have been written with a view to appeasing Russia:
1) joint control in Donbas by the Russian-occupation and Ukrainian troops; 2) restoration of the Donbas through the involvement of international constituents, rather than through reparations from Russia; 3) “defining the new identity of Ukraine”, which is an interference with the internal affairs of Ukraine; 4) “trade between Ukraine and Russia”, which is unacceptable because of Russia’s encroachment on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity; 5) relaxation of sanctions against Russia without the de-occupation of Donbas and Crimea, which is contrary to the Minsk agreements and international resolutions.
Although the de facto Russian-Ukrainian war has been going on for 6 years, no effective plan for its end has been proposed yet. It is time to abandon the Minsk agreements, the meetings in the Normandy format, the Steinmeier formula because of their ineffectiveness.
Canada, which was drawn into the deadly maelstroms of World War I and WWII and suffered many human losses, annually honours with commemorative red poppies the soldiers who gave their lives for the peaceful skies over the heads of future generations. Canada, as an outpost of democracy worldwide, knows the value of every human life.
That is why we urge Canada to initiate the development of a Plan for Counteracting Russian Aggression in Donbas and Crimea, involving a number of countries which are inclined to support Ukraine. A viable peace plan will include the following:
1. Recognize Russia as an aggressor and exporter of international terrorism;
2. Recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk National Republic and the Luhansk National Republic as terrorist organizations;
3. Work to influence the withdrawal of the unlawful representation of the Russia Federation and its proxies from the OSCE mission and replace them with representatives of neutral countries;
4. Work to influence Russia to withdraw its military formations from the occupied part of the Donbas and enable Ukraine to re-establish control of the Ukrainian-Russian border via sterner sanctions, expulsion from SWIFT, assist Ukraine in regaining control of the Ukrainian-Russian border.
5. Introduce into the occupied territory of Donbas an international peacekeeping mission with a UN mandate of military, police and administrative character.
The longer we continue sleepwalking as Russia gains ground both territorially and psychologically via propaganda, the greater the likelihood of a global catastrophe. It has upturned the politics of the United States, the world’s democratic leader and sowed chaos throughout most of the democratic world and elsewhere.
Bolder action to contain the aggressor now is urgently called for.
‘Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine’